Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >> bottom line we can't go off the fiscal cliff. democrats have harry reid. we have mitch mcconnell. get them in the room. no one gets all they want. if reagan and o'neill could do it, obama and boehner should be able to do it. >> it's the right approach, the one most beneficial for our economy, that protects the middle class and strengthens it and creates ladders of opportunity for those who aspire to the middle, to get there. >> it's time for the president to present a plan that rises above the reckless and radical voices on the hard left, that goes beyond the talking points of the campaign trail, and that has a realistic chance of passing the congress. the time, in other words, for campaigning is over. it's time for the president to lead. >> when you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid becoming greece. and republicans should put revenue on the table. so i agree we shouldn't raise rates, but grover is wrong when it comes to we can't cap deductions and buy down debt. what do you do with the money? i will violate the pledge, long st
Nov 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
simply parrot without further question is mind-boggling to me. >> greta: senator harry reid, majority leader, issued a statement tonight, saying they were personal attacks of ambassador rice, but also said she's done nothing wrong. here's what i don't get. no one said she did anything wrong. at least the way i understand it, that she simply didn't do her job, which would be could ask simple question, instead of, like you said, parrot, but instead she's a robot, so is jay carney, just a robot, don't exercise good judgment, ask questions, why do you know that? if the asked those questions, ty were lied to, we don't know. it's not that they're bad people, but don't have good judgment to ask good questions. >> you can be the tool of your bureaucracy -- i've known secretaries of state i would basically put in that category -- or you can be a real policy leader. that frequently means, it inevitably means, questioning and challenging what the bureaucracy serves up to you. but i think if you -- if you don't perform that role, then you're not performing to the expectation of being a senior off
Nov 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
. >> it is interesting, senator harry reid issued a statement, saying there were personal attacks against ambassador rice. he said the a number of things. but he said, she has done nothing wrong. here's what i don't get. no one said she did anything wrong -- at least as i understand it, they are saying she didn't do her job, to ask simple question, instead of just -- as you say, parrot. but she is like a robot. so is jay carney. they repeat what they are told and they don't exercise good judgment and ask questions, saying how do you know that? why do you know that? if they did ask the questions, we ought to know. it is not that they are bad people. but they don't have good judgment to ask questions. >> look, there are basically two ways you can perform in the government at a senior level. you can be the tool of you're bureaucracy. i have known secretaries of state that i would put in that category, or you can be a real policy leader that. frequently means, it inevitably means questioning and challenging what the bureaucracy serves up to you. but i think if you -- if you don't perf
Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
is a problem, i know he hasn't put his budget up, and harry reid pocket vetoes everything, won't put a budget on the floor, i got that, but still as a leader you have to figure out a way to solve this problem, to get him to get a plan, to work out a solution. it's not just enough, i did my work, and i'm walking away. >> he's the president. he has to lead. >> greta: i agree with you! >> i've been in business when you negotiate with somebody in good faith. i know what that feels like. this president is just moving the goal post. now saying you got to increase the debt ceiling on top of this, talking about a second round of reform that's going to, again, increase taxes, make you pay more. i mean, he keeps moving the goal post. now the democrats are saying entitlement reform is off the table. >> greta: senator harry reid says the debt ceiling has to be part of it. it's too late to talk about that. it will hit the end of december, have an impact in february, when they hope to get tax refunds, and the government has no money. is there any way that you would vote to raise the debt ceiling?